Breast eczema

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Breast eczema
Other names: Nipple eczema[1]
ComplicationsBacterial infection, fungal infection[1]
Usual onsetNursing mothers[1]
Differential diagnosisPaget's disease, nevoid hyperkeratosis[1]

Breast eczema is a type of regional inflammation of the skin that may affect the nipples, areolae, or surrounding skin of the breast.[1] Eczema of the nipples is typically of the moist type with oozing and crusting, in which painful fissuring is frequently seen, especially in pregnant and in nursing mothers.[1]

Eczema of the breast may appear similar to Paget's disease, and nevoid hyperkeratosis.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "5. Eczema, atopic dermatitis, and non-infectious immunodeficiency disorders". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2023-12-28. Retrieved 2023-12-27.

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